How biocontrol helps fight the Asian citrus psyllid – FreshFruitPortal.com

Dr. Mark Hoddle, an entomologist and biological control specialist at the University of California Riverside, offers some critical advice.
— Read on www.freshfruitportal.com/news/2020/08/06/how-biocontrol-helps-fight-the-asian-citrus-psyllid/

Video: Debating Europe’s pro-organic Farm to Fork Green Deal—Sustainable agriculture or recipe for disaster? | Genetic Literacy Project

ne of the unpleasant lessons of the COVID pandemic is how little prepared we’ve been for an event that was, after all, not only predictable in the broad
— Read on geneticliteracyproject.org/2020/07/30/video-debating-europes-pro-organic-farm-to-fork-green-deal-sustainable-agriculture-or-recipe-for-disaster/

132 research institutes press Europe to embrace CRISPR crops | Genetic Literacy Project

The European Sustainable Agriculture through Genome Editing (EU-SAGE) network and its members from 132 European research institutes and associations urge
— Read on geneticliteracyproject.org/2020/07/31/132-research-institutes-press-europe-to-embrace-crispr-crops-and-promote-farming-innovation/

Organic activists sue USDA to nullify and revise bioengineered food labeling standards | Genetic Literacy Project

The National Bioengineered Food Disclosure Standard – which requires firms to label ‘bioengineered’ foods and beverages – is unlawful and should be
— Read on geneticliteracyproject.org/2020/07/30/organic-activists-sue-usda-to-nullify-and-revise-bioengineered-food-labeling-standards/

Intellectual property and trademark protections for fruit-growing plants are on the rise—and so are the lawsuits

Cosmic Crisp apples, Cotton Candy grapes, and Cuties are among the most fiercely protected fruits in the global IP marketplace.
— Read on thecounter.org/intellectual-property-trademark-ip-law-fruit-cosmic-crisp-cotton-candy-grapes/

Viewpoint: Calling gene-edited crops ‘natural’ won’t dispel public skepticism. Here’s a better way to build trust in CRISPR | Genetic Literacy Project

What determines whether a genetically modified vegetable or fruit is natural?
— Read on geneticliteracyproject.org/2020/07/20/viewpoint-calling-gene-edited-crops-natural-wont-dispel-public-skepticism-heres-a-better-way-to-build-trust-in-crispr/

Podcast: Homeopathic ‘drug’ passes peer review; EU: GMO crops bad, GMO medicine good; Wine industry wants CRISPR | Genetic Literacy Project

Research validating a homeopathic ‘drug’ for erectile function was published in a peer-reviewed science journal. Europe’s Green Party opposes genetic
— Read on geneticliteracyproject.org/2020/07/22/podcast-homeopathic-drug-passes-peer-review-eu-gmo-crops-bad-gmo-medicine-good-wine-industry-wants-crispr/

Viewpoint: Pesticides on produce aren’t dangerous. Ignore the ‘Dirty Dozen’ and eat more fruits and veggies | Genetic Literacy Project

A uniquely frightening time like this provides a great moment for us all to do what’s best for neighbors, employees, customers – the greater good. Conflicting with this sentiment, EWG’s annual “Dirty Dozen” list stokes our fears of eating fruits & vegetables with pesticide residues. But is EWG right? Or do the benefits of eating produce far outweigh these concerns?
— Read on geneticliteracyproject.org/2020/07/24/viewpoint-pesticides-on-produce-arent-dangerous-ignore-the-dirty-dozen-and-eat-more-fruits-and-veggies/